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Mr. Giffin from Houston TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharing the Power of Music with the Community

Help me give my students the tools to express themselves in a positive environment.

  • $1,230 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 3rd through 5th grade students are highly motivated and eager to learn. They come from a plethora of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, which creates a catalyst for these differences to come together, creating a truly unique music class. Despite many of them being affected by Hurricane Harvey, they have chosen to band together, and created a school environment filled with kindness towards each other, and their communities.

Within each of these students lies a bright future, and their hunger to soak up knowledge allows me to be a part of it.

I often find myself steering discussions about musical concepts that are surprisingly mature and astute for their age. These are the kind of students push me to give 110% as a teacher, and the result explodes exponentially because of their creativity and drive.

My Project

We are requesting ukuleles and assorted rhythm instruments which will help ignite my students' passion for sharing music in the community. I hope to create extra-curricular ensembles which give students the opportunity to share their talents with their friends, family, and community in which they live. By including both pitched and un-pitched instruments, I hope to satiate a wide variety of my students musical interests.

Ukuleles are also becoming more prevalent in today's popular music, which can help students personalize their learning in a way that can help them achieve both short and long term musical goals.

Adding these instruments to my classroom will also give me more opportunities to move from STEM to STEAM. They will have the opportunity to perform, compose and collaborate in an ensemble that celebrate differences, and creates a safe space for students to explore their self-expression.

Mr. Giffin
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 390 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele Classroom 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $369.99 2 $739.98
RHYTHM KITS 40 PUPIL SET • Woodwind and Brasswind $129.99 2 $259.98

Materials cost

$999.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,044.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$184.40

Total project goal

$1,229.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,229.36

1 Donor

-$614.68

Donations toward project cost

-$522.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.20

match offer

-$614.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$522.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.20

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$0.00

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